Hi 5: Autumn Arrives, Eric Crissman Moves On

BREAKING NEWS: Summer is over and Autumn has arrived in Seattle!

After an intolerable stretch of sunny days — perhaps the most relentless flood of sunshine the Emerald City has seen in decades — the clouds and rain have finally begun to move in and liberate Seattle from the conditions that confuse them and cause them to question their identity.

So, we’re sending out a massive HI 5 TO THE FACE to Autumn. Rain, thunder, lightning, radiant colors, melancholy, depression… bring it all on!

What is a Hi 5 to the Face? You’ll get your explanation here.

Another Hi 5 goes out to…

Eric Crissman: My longtime coworker Eric Crissman, who is leaving my boundlessly creative team at Seattle Pacific University. Eric is largely responsible for the glory that is the Seattle Pacific University website. He made it look beautiful, run smoothly, and bring people back again and again. Similarly, he designed the website for the magazine called Response, for which I am a contributing editor.

Here’s a picture of Eric receiving his “Chocolate Frownie” farewell cake.

So, turn that frown upside-down, Eric Crissman, and best wishes in your new endeavors.

By the way, if you think you have what it takes to replace Eric Crissman and steer the ship of SPU’s website into the next chapter of its history, here’s the intimidating job description. Apply today!

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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